True Sun (London newspaper)

For the 1840 American newspaper The True Sun, see Benjamin Day (publisher).

The True Sun was a London, pro-Whig, evening newspaper that was first published on 5 March 1832 and ceased publication in December 1837. It was published daily except Sundays.[1]

In 1832–1834 Charles Dickens was a reporter for The True Sun.[2]

In December 1833 Henry Hunt brought a libel action against the True Sun's proprietor Patrick Grant, publisher John Bell, and printer John Ager for an article published on 18 December 1832; however, Hunt was awarded damages of one farthing.[3][4] Grant, Bell and Ager were prosecuted, convicted and confined in 1834 to the King's Bench Prison for advocating tax resistance against the British government's window tax.[5][6][7][8]

In July 1835 D. Whittle Harvey purchased The True Sun.[9] In 1837 Murdo Young purchased The True Sun from Whittle Harvey and a co-proprietor and merged it into his newspaper The Sun (which was published from 1792 to 1871).[10]

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